Ghostly Tales to Chill and Thrill and a #giveaway

Please welcome my friend, author Jo-Ann Carson! I love stories about ghosts, so hers are right up my alley. A haunted teahouse! Wow! Here’s Jo-Ann:

Thank you Barbara Monajem for inviting me to this blog. You rock!

If you like ghostly tales that make you shiver, but also make you laugh, these stories are for you.

Cheating Death, The Gambling Ghosts Anthology

A saucy mix of fantasy adventure and romance

There is a teahouse in a small Pacific Northwest town where unusual things happen. A spicy collection of spirits, an eccentric tea-leaf reader and breathing humans fill the pages of this anthology with humor, love and a wee bit of terror.

Each novella is a stand-alone story published and well-reviewed on Amazon.

A Highland Ghost for Christmas

Librarian Maddy Jacobson’s best friend gives her an early Christmas present, a mischievous, Highland ghost.

A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day

Widow Abigail Jenkins takes the only job available in Sunset Cove: night cleaner in the notorious, haunted tea-house.

Confessions of a Pirate Ghost

Escaping the clutches of a mobster, art forger Harley Davis dives off a yacht in the middle of the night and swims ashore to a small town where the only light comes from inside a haunted teahouse.

The Biker Meets His Match

When Charlene Walker, a tattoo artist with a sweet tooth for bad boys, starts a boycott of the haunted teahouse, no one alive or dead is safe.



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**And now for the giveaway. For a chance to win a free copy of Cheating Death, answer this question: Have you had a ghostly experience? We’re waiting with bated breath to be thrilled and chilled. :)**

About Jo-Ann Carson

Jo-Ann Carson’s stories are a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest stories are in the Gambling Ghosts Series: A Highland Ghost for Christmas, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day, Confessions of a Pirate Ghost and The Biker Ghost Meets his Match. She also wrote the Mata Hari and Vancouver Blues series. Currently she’s working on a spin-off series from the ghost stories called A Ghost & Abby Mystery.

Once a school teacher, she loves watching sunrises, playing Mah Jong and drinking coffee.

Jo-Ann loves to interact with readers on social media:

Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

Follow Barbara Monajem:

Barbara Monajem started writing at eight years old. She has wandered from children’s fantasy through mystery to paranormal and historical romance. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia with an ever-shifting population of relatives, friends, and feline strays.

18 Responses

    • Barbara Monajem

      Happy to have you, Jo-Ann. I didn’t change any fonts, so they must be the defaults, for which we have to thank Victoria Vane. 🙂

      I just started reading the Biker Ghost story — it’s awesome!!

  1. bethtrissel

    I love these ghostly romances. These sound terrific! As to a ghostly experience…a poltergeist in the old farm house opening doors and going up and down the stairs. My son and I held hands and I recited the Anglican exorcism prayer. It worked. He’s gone.

    • Barbara Monajem

      Wow, Beth. That sounds fascinating. I wonder why the poltergeist was doing that… Some kind of protest, perhaps, against something which happened during his or her life??

    • Jo-Ann Carson

      Hi Beth,
      I’m glad you like ghostly romances.
      I’d be terrified to share an old farm house with a poltergeist. I’m glad your prayers pushed him out.
      Thanks for sharing.

    • Barbara Monajem

      I’ve been on the road all day, but now that I have a moment, I’d better go vote for Jo-Ann’s story, too. 🙂

  2. Teresa Broderick

    I love ghost stories and intend reading these. We built a new house ten years ago. Once or twice in the first year I saw a shadow passing down the hallway. I thought I was imagining it so said nothing. Then one night sitting watching tv with my husband I saw it again, (we have glass panels in the door) and my husband asked me had I seen that. It seems all the family had seen it at some stage and said nothing. Also twice I’ve walked into the kitchen and thought I saw someone standing in the utility room doorway. I don’t know, maybe it’s a trick of the light or something but there’s no malevolent feelings in the house so all is calm.

    • Barbara Monajem

      Wow, Teresa. I wonder why the ghost is hovering there. Do you have any clue about whose ghost it is?

  3. Jo-Ann Carson

    Your story gave me goose bumps. Something strange is happening, but i’m glad it’s not leaving yo with malevolent feelings. I wonder what’s happening?
    Thanks for taking the time to share your story.
    all the best,

    • Barbara Monajem

      Hi, Linda. Thanks for stopping by. I particularly love Halloween stories — ghosts fit right in!

    • Barbara Monajem

      Aren’t they great covers!! Thanks for stopping by, Mary. 🙂

  4. Barbara Monajem

    And the winner is…Beth!! Jo-Ann will contact you about how to get your prize. 🙂